Sleep and Sedation Dentistry | Boston, MA

Sleep and Sedation Dentistry | Boston, MA

Fear of going to the dentist can be devastating to both your oral and your overall health. Recent studies have linked poor oral health with heart disease. Still other studies have linked dental problems with diabetes, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure and osteoporosis. Other more obvious perils of avoiding regular dental care include decay and other infections.

According to studies 10-20% of the population is seriously afraid to go to the dentist and up to 50% of the population has reservations about visiting the dentist. These phobias can lead to patients to avoid regular check-ups and hygiene visits which can ultimately compromise oral health.

In some of the worst cases, people will avoid going to the dentist for so long that their teeth literally fall out when they actually do go. The sedation techniques at Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry can help you “twilight sleep”, be more relaxed, or deep sleep (general anesthesia) during your dental procedure. Dr. Spitz and his specially trained team have the experience and skills necessary to address your dental fears and let you receive your dental treatment comfortably.

Types Of Sedation

The type of dental work being done at your appointment does not dictate the type of sedation that you will receive. Whenever possible, we will work with our patient to choose the method that will allow the greatest level of comfort and ease during their appointment.

Sedation Options Include:

1) Oral sedation
2) Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
3) Light intravenous sedation
4) Deep intravenous sedation
5) General anesthesia with IV medications or inhaled agents
6) Combinations of the above options

Why Sedation Dentistry Could Be For You

There is no need to be afraid of going to the dentist when sedation dentistry is an option. Dr. Spitz has been trained in all the most up-to-date anesthetic techniques and has long been a teacher and mentor for many up-and-coming young dentists.

If you are concerned about safety, numerous studies have shown sedation dentistry as very safe. The only potential issue that most patients deal with is realizing that your memory of the appointment and the time immediate after the appointment may be affected.

Because it is so personal, sensitive and close, it takes a good level of trust to allow someone to work in your mouth. However, its is proven that the longer you stay away from the dentist, the worse your oral health becomes. Avoiding the dentist is not an option, but sedation dentistry can help. In a relaxed state, you need not fear the typical anxiety and your appointment will likely be over before you are even aware that it has began.

SmileBoston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry Provides Expert Sedation Dentistry

Here at SmileBoston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry we are well aware of the typical signs of dental phobia and are knowledgeable in all the best sedation dentistry methods to combat them. Sometimes all patients need is distraction. In these cases, music or movies can take the patient’s mind off of their fears. Sometimes these methods will not be sufficient. If you need sedation dentistry to calm your fears, we offer a wide range of options including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, intravenous (IV) sedation and general anesthesia.

Even more importantly, our helpful staff is trained and aware of the unique needs of patients with dental phobias. Having this knowledge allows us to do everything we can to make our patients as comfortable and as relaxed as possible during their treatment.

Come Take Advantage Of Sedation At SmileBoston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Do you live in the Boston area and have a desire to fix your missing or damaged teeth? Would you love to make this happen quickly, efficiently and painlessly? Dr. Spitz and his wonderful staff may be able to help you get your dental procedures finished easily with sedation dentistry. SmileBoston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry has provided many stunning smile transformations and your smile could be next. Still want to know more about how sedation dentistry can benefit you, the process or financing options? Please feel free to peruse the rest of our website or call one of our friendly staff members for more information. Today is the day to get started on your journey to better oral health with sedation dentistry.